While eight nations met in Manila and signed a mutual defense pact, while Attlee and his band of traveling Laborites padded about Communist China, India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru sat in the wings, grumbling softly. But last week the Asian stage was clear of intruders at last, and Pandit Nehru stepped forth to tout his own magical formula for getting peace in our time.

First volunteer to step up from the audience was Indonesia's Premier Sastroamidjojo, currently Nehru's favorite Asian friend because Indonesia was the only nation at the Colombo meeting last April to agree that the tired old wolf,...

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